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    Dont forget Apple has few years on Palm and also has huge pond of developers and big following. If HPalm get more involved with devs than maybe things will start to move up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joek71 View Post
    Dont forget Apple has few years on Palm and also has huge pond of developers and big following. If HPalm get more involved with devs than maybe things will start to move up.
    Right? I mean I've been in my local Apple store and I'm like, "BORING!" how many iPod touches can I look at? They're all the same just different colors. But the cultists do come.
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    Hp doesnt need a store....they need to spend that money on excellent marketing and commercials...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dj ozone View Post
    Hp doesnt need a store....they need to spend that money on excellent marketing and commercials...
    Opening a B&M store is a type of advertising. Instead of relying on sales reps at places like best buy, who are just trying to sell anyone's product or worse trying to sell a quota of certain products, you'd have a store of "experts" selling specific products and would have a better knowledge of the features. Drawing people to the store is the hard part.

    I don't think a stand alone HP store would work well outside of select markets, but an HP only section, much like the Apple sections in Best Buy and Fry's, could work to their advantage and still be called an HP store (inside a real store).
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    Staples?

    LOLZORDS
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    If HP creates fully integrated devices where your WebOS phone, tablet, printer, PC and who-knows-what all interact with one another via cloud services then an HP store makes sense to me. I think it could be quite compelling. I'd sure check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honis View Post
    Instead of relying on sales reps at places like best buy, who are just trying to sell anyone's product or worse trying to sell a quota of certain products, you'd have a store of "experts" selling specific products and would have a better knowledge of the features.
    More important, you would have a sales staff that *isn't* out to push people to Android, not to mention having wade through the DROID sea to find anything else. It actually sounds like a great plan to overcome the major problems discovered by Palm when initially marketing webOS devices.

    Quote Originally Posted by Honis View Post
    I don't think a stand alone HP store would work well outside of select markets, but an HP only section, much like the Apple sections in Best Buy and Fry's, could work to their advantage and still be called an HP store (inside a real store).
    I'm going to take this one step further. Didn't we see a post on the front page the other day about the Pre2 showing up in Walmart's inventory system? Suppose HP's grand plan is to rent/staff shelf space in every Walmart as the webOS store! Staff it with a few specialists, and maybe even tie the sales into Walmart's existing branded pre-paid cellular service. If this is what HP is going to announce next month, then Think Beyond = beyond anyone's wildest dreams!

    This strategy could also explain why all of the carrier's stores are not clamoring to sell Pre2's, since they have probably been briefed that HP will be directly competing against them in the retail arena. HP/Palm has to tip their hand with upcoming devices to get their devices approved by the different carriers for use on their networks, which could explain why Verizon pulled the Pre2 release at the last minute.

    As much as I hate Walmart, this could be one scenario that actually saves webOS from vanishing into obscurity in the sea of Android.....
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    You know things are looking bad when we're speculating on whether or not Walmart will become the exclusive retailer of webOS products.
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